My current research is looking into the implementation of metadata standards in sound archives. This will involve user testing of the Archival Sound Recordings website at the British Library as  part completion of an MA Library and Information Studies course at University College London.

The user test should take no longer than 40 minutes involving an observation of how you use the website to complete set tasks and a short questionnaire to follow. I am particularly interested in the use of the website by the academic community, librarians, historians and the teaching profession.

If you would be interested in helping me, by taking part in this study, please contact me at or via twitter @scja73.

Any help with my MA dissertation research would be gratefully received!

You may also wish to view my guest entry on the UCL Digital Humanities blog – ‘Born Digital the 21st Century Archive in Theory and Practice – DH2010’


Cosmo Anderson

UCL MA Library and Information Studies Student